There are numerous reasons that a Pennsylvania police officer might decide to take someone into custody following a motor vehicle accident. If the officer suspects a motorist of drunk driving, it can definitely lead to a trip to the county jail, although it does not necessarily mean that is where the person will stay. Sometimes, as in a situation that recently occurred in Cherry Creek, a defendant will be released from jail with a notice to appear in court at a later date.
The man in this particular case is age 37. He was reportedly driving along Route 83 just before 6:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday when his vehicle veered off the road. Police who arrived on site said the man’s car was stuck in a ditch when they got there.
At some point, the man is said to have submitted to a field sobriety test and apparently did not fare so well. Police arrested him, and he now faces several charges related to drunk driving. There are many reasons why a car might go off the road. There are also various issues that can cause someone to perform badly on a field sobriety test, even if he or she is not legally intoxicated.
Any Pennsylvania motorist charged with drunk driving is guaranteed the opportunity to present as strong a defense as possible to try to avoid conviction. Defendants who secure experienced defense support before heading to court often increase their chances of obtaining positive outcomes. An aggressive defense is often the key factor toward mitigation of one’s circumstances when charged with intoxicated driving in this or any other state.